Masterclass in Contaminated Land

Organisation profile

Mulroy Environmental Training (MET) is a specialist provider of environmental training for the public and private sector. Mulroy Environmental prides itself in that it offers unique environmental courses designed to fit the practical needs of its participants. In each of its courses we place a strong emphasis on the 'day to day' regulatory environment of its clientele, public and private, and where possible, provide case studies which are pertinent to the subject matter.

Training aim

This course will describe current environmental and waste legislation relating to soil waste acceptance criteria and disposal and best practice as it applies to land contamination. The content and suitability of site investigation, soil classification and remedial action plan reports for construction projects will be assessed.

Learning objectives

  • Legislation in Ireland dealing with contaminated land and soil waste acceptance criteria in the context of construction projects;
  • How regulators (i.e. local authorities and EPA) in Ireland enforce when dealing with brownfield development projects (we look at some Dublin case studies);
  • We look at current soil waste management/disposal infrastructure in Ireland and its limitations (i.e. waste licence landfills, waste permitted infills and Article 27 Sites);
  • We look at groundwater contamination, dewatering techniques, discharge licensing and common problems encountered; and
  • We look at building contractor’s requirements for sustainability certification systems (BREEAM, LEED, CEEQUAL, etc) with regard to contaminated land management.

Course outline

This Contaminated Land in Construction in Ireland MasterClass is designed to provide attendees with a focused look at key contaminated land legislative issues and environmental risks along with providing a pragmatic guide to cost effective land investigations, risk assessment, soil waste characterisation, remediation and sustainable soil waste management practices. If you work with civil, structural, building or development work in any capacity, contaminated land can affect your construction project. This course provides an understanding of the legislation and science behind site investigation. It looks at the current soil waste management/disposal infrastructure in Ireland and its limitations (i.e. waste licence landfills, waste permitted infills and Article 27 Sites) and waste export options.

Trainer's profile

Padraic Mulroy, has over 22 years’ experience in environmental consulting and has considerable project management experience in contaminated land assessment, site remediation/bulk excavation supervision, environmental impact assessment, planning applications, waste licensing and permitting, waste facility design and infrastructural projects.

Course duration

1 day

Assessment & certification

A certificate will be provided on completion of the course with Engineers Ireland Registered Training Provider status shown clearly.

Who should attend

Building contractor project managers, environmental regulators, environmental consultants, environmental, civil & geotechnical engineers, environmental scientists, 3rd level environmental course providers and land developers.